Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) arrives with Premier Li Keqiang and members of the Politburo Standing Committee for a reception at the Great Hall of the People on the eve of China’s National Day on September 30. The Politburo is emphasising innovation and economic stability for 2022 after a tumultuous year of crackdowns in the tech sector. Photo: AFP
Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) arrives with Premier Li Keqiang and members of the Politburo Standing Committee for a reception at the Great Hall of the People on the eve of China’s National Day on September 30. The Politburo is emphasising innovation and economic stability for 2022 after a tumultuous year of crackdowns in the tech sector. Photo: AFP

Beijing leaves antitrust out of 2022 economic goals, focuses on technological development

  • A meeting of the Communist Party’s Politburo left out mentions of the ‘disorderly expansion of capital’ that last year signalled a widening tech crackdown
  • The government continues to emphasise technological self-sufficiency and innovation as it seeks to address slowing growth amid pressure from Washington

Topic |   China economy
Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) arrives with Premier Li Keqiang and members of the Politburo Standing Committee for a reception at the Great Hall of the People on the eve of China’s National Day on September 30. The Politburo is emphasising innovation and economic stability for 2022 after a tumultuous year of crackdowns in the tech sector. Photo: AFP
Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) arrives with Premier Li Keqiang and members of the Politburo Standing Committee for a reception at the Great Hall of the People on the eve of China’s National Day on September 30. The Politburo is emphasising innovation and economic stability for 2022 after a tumultuous year of crackdowns in the tech sector. Photo: AFP
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